The UK Comedy Central channel is piloting a local version of Comedy Central US series Drunk History.
In the show, two comedians get drunk and tell a true historical tale as other comedians and actors perform the story they are relaying. Dustin Demri-Burns, Tom Rosenthal, Mat Horne and Rob Beckett will all appear in the UK pilot. Comic and presenter Jimmy Carr will provide the voiceover.
Endemol-owned UK prodco Tiger Aspect will produce the pilot.
Comedy Central, part of the Viacom stable of channels, said the show marks it commitment to upping the amount of original content it commissions.
It has recently piloted multi-camera sitcoms I Live With Models and Mummy’s Boys and production has started on two new series starring comedian Russell Howard.
Lourdes Diaz, vice president, head of global production and development, Comedy Central International said: “I am thrilled that we have commissioned a UK pilot for Drunk History. Ican’t wait to see some of our most loved comedians attempt to recall some of history’s greatest moments in a totally inebriated state.”